Just outside the
Budd BB1 Pioneer aircraft
One of the few aircraft built of stainless steel, which I would not have thought a great material for an aircraft…but it logged more than a 1000 hours!
Logan Circle Fountain
which is also called the Swann Fountain or the Amazon Fountain (it was originally a site for public executions!)
looked really lovely:
Here's one statue of an Amazon:
And here's a little boy getting away from the ladies!
This is the fountain at night:
This was another fountain that I didn't get the name of...by night...
One buiding had this little decoration, showing the local sights:
you can see the tiger in the Zoo, and the development of the American flag!
Philly is known for its murals, and I spotted several beautiful ones:
that one of the downtown scenery does not contain the Comcast building, which came up later!
The details on the
were so intricate:
The sculptures captivated me, too.
This one is about the
This one's of Sylvester Stallone as
There is usually a queue to take photographs here!
I enjoyed seeing two sculptures which had to do with laundry! What! you ask...here they are:
To help dry the laundry:
And then to make it presentable:
as part of the interactive "Living in a Box" exhibit was being built the previous evening:
And the next day, some artists were painting on the glass walls, drawing some onlookers:
The iconic, eponymous sculpture of
was drawing lots of visitors,
and the pink fountain
and bright pink water
were very intriguing!
The Cathedral Basilica of the Saints Peter and Paul (er, not Mary!) merits a post to itself; I must thank Madhu for taking me there..in fact, Madhu did an amazing job of spending a LOT of her precious weekend with me, walking around.
Let me close with this touch of humour: